Carreg Cennen Castle
There are few castles anywhere in the UK which can boast a more spectacular location than Carreg Cennen. Its stout weatherbeaten ruins crown a precipitous limestone crag overlooking the remote Black Mountains.
Some fine walks around the castle and a good cafe with homemade food at the end of it makes for a perfect day out.
Dinefwr Park & Newton House
Just outside Llandeilo Dinefwr Park and Castle (Wildlife Trust) is a very special and beautiful place.
Good for walking and wildlife it also has a nice cafe and is well worth a visit. (National Trust Property)
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Just before the village of Pumpsaint on the Lampeter Road these unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi valley.
Guided tours will take you back to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930’s underground workings.
The site has a shop and tea rooms and is fully open from March but there are several wonderful walks open all year. (National Trust Property)
The National Botanic Garden of Wales
In between Llandeilo and Carmarthen, (full directions and all the details are on the website), a lovely day out with something there for everyone.
Daily bird of prey displays and the wonderful tropical butterfly and orchid house as well as a large National Nature Reserve, astonishing domed glasshouse and lovely walled gardens make this a wonderful day out for everyone.
Many special events and educational programmes are held throughout the year.
Aberglasney House and Gardens
Situated between Llandeilo and Carmarthen, full details on the website. Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales.
It has a unique indoor garden – the Ninarium – that has a wonderful range of tropical plants including bananas. It also has a nice cafe serving home made food and cakes and teas and coffees and a well stocked shop.
There are also art exhibitions throughout the year. Well worth a visit.
National Showcaves Centre for Wales
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park gives you the chance to go on underground tours and explore these spectacular 350 million year old limestone caves.
A popular and slightly more touristy location but a good family day out.
There are a network of public footpaths criss-crossing the Llanwrda countryside with the most spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife from rivers to mountain tops.
The community is currently trying to clear some of the more overgrown paths which have been mapped in detail by Mr Richard Rees, Bridgend Garage.
There will be several dates announced this year when community groups will hopefully get together and start clearing and repairing the paths so that everyone, including locals, can enjoy a good walk!
The dates, when arranged, will be announced on this site.
For lots more ideas on what to see and do in our area, please visit the Discover Carmarthenshire site